Program Information

Huntington’s Family Support Network began as a pilot program in 1985 with the support of New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. This unique year-round parenting program for parents and caregivers of all learning abilities places an emphasis on learning through a variety of approaches. The goal of the program is to improve family functioning and to help parents develop the skills, abilities and insights to successfully care for their children.

The Family Support Network program provides support and home visitation on an as-needed basis to pregnant/parenting adults. Group sessions provide parenting education, basic life skills, information and linkages to other community programs. The group experience promotes peer support, fosters friendships and lessens feelings of isolation.

Family Support Network is:

  • For parents and caregivers of all ages
  • Voluntary and free
  • Ongoing parent training and education
  • A place to gain personal growth skills
  • A place to learn daily living skills
  • A place for peer support and friendship
  • A place for parents of all abilities to learn together

Parent Advisory Board

The Parent Advisory Board is a group for parents who have children with disabilities who gather to support one another, discuss IEPs and CSE meetings, and learn about additional resources and services available in the community.

Contact the Program Supervisor to inquire about program openings.

Program Supervisor

Colleen McFalls Belge